Logo

Tools for Thought by Howard Rheingold

Large book cover: Tools for Thought

Tools for Thought
by

Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0262681153
ISBN-13: 9780262681155
Number of pages: 360

Description:
Where will our new machines take us? Back in 1985, forward-thinking Howard Rheingold asked research pioneers to describe the nascent personal-computer revolution and its trajectory. The book is an excellent slice of "retrospective futurism" -- showing how we got to our largely wired world and where we might find ourselves in the future, as well as exploring some might-have-been scenarios that still seemed likely in the '80s.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Read online
(online html)

Similar books

Book cover: New Achievements in Technology, Education and DevelopmentNew Achievements in Technology, Education and Development
by - InTech
This book focuses on the basic and applied research in the various fields of computer science and Engineering. Authors made efforts to provide theoretical as well as practical approaches to solve open problems through their elite research work.
(4045 views)
Book cover: Moths to the Flame: The Seductions of Computer TechnologyMoths to the Flame: The Seductions of Computer Technology
by - The MIT Press
The book is a mixture of futuristic prophecy and historical perspective covering all aspects of computer technology, some frightening, some fanciful. Rawlins reminds us that computers can only reflect the needs and values of their users.
(6995 views)
Book cover: Rising Tide, Ebbing Fortune: Technology and ChangeRising Tide, Ebbing Fortune: Technology and Change
by - Chrystobel Engineering
In this book, we examine the basic threads that form a complex mesh in which business and industry, in the developed world, must function. The basic threads are historical, political and technological but there are numerous other threads.
(2037 views)
Book cover: Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the FutureContent: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future
by - Tachyon Publications
Discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and how to enjoy free e-books.
(11299 views)